Spicy Blue Cheese Potato Chips (or crisps for my U.K friends) are like spicy potato chip nachos. With just 3 ingredients, this really is the fastest and easiest snack or appetizer.

A closeup of potato chips with melted blue cheese and hot sauce

I was first turned on to this dish years ago when my husband and I were dating. He took me to Scottsdale Arizona for the weekend where we ate at his favorite restaurant (it’s actually a bar that serves food), called AZ/88. They call them ‘Hell’s Fire Chips’. The name is a little crazy,  but if you’re a hot sauce fan you will feel the fire after eating these.

Picked up a spicy blue cheese potato chip

A little fact: They used to call this appetizer Hell’s Fire Fries. Where that has a good ring to it, I can see how that would be miss-leading to the customers thinking that they were getting fries instead of chips. Of course, if this dish was in England, they would be called Hell’s Fire Crisps. This dish would actually be really good using fries.

A bottle of Arizona gunslinger hot sauce

The hot sauce of choice (and of AZ-88) is Arizona Gunslinger Jalapeño Sauce. The deep smokiness works so well with the tangy blue cheese. You can actually use any smoky hot sauce you like, I have yet to find one that didn’t taste good.

I use this sauce in other dishes like my Sonoran Jalapeño Lime Sauce which is a dressing and marinade that I use in Mexican Grilled Corn and Squash Salad.

Spicy blue cheese potato chips viewed from overhead

When it comes to the potato chips/crisps, unsalted is ideal because of the saltiness of the blue cheese. Also, if you’re so inclined, you can gild the lily and add crispy bacon bits.

I also make a low carb/keto version of this recipe replacing the chips with mini sweet peppers. Check that out here > Spicy Blue Cheese Mini Sweet Peppers.

A cast iron platter covered with potato chips topped with melted blue cheese and jalapeño spicy sauce

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Yield: 4

Spicy Blue Cheese Potato Chips

A cast iron skillet filled with potato chips, blue cheese and hot sauce

Potato chips topped with melted blue cheese and smoky hot sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 5 ounces (142 gram) unsalted potato chips
  • 5 ounces (141 grams) blue cheese crumbles
  • Jalapeño smoky hot sauce (I use Arizona gunslinger)


  1. Heat the oven broiler (grill if you’re in the U.K).
  2. Using an oven-proof baking sheet, arrange the chips in an even layer, slightly overlapping so the crumbles don’t fall through.
  3. Sprinkle the blue cheese evenly over the chips. Broil/grill until the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately drizzled with hot sauce

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 27mgSodium 593mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 10g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.